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    1990 Earvin "Magic" Johnson Game Worn Sneakers. The era of Magic and Bird will always be remembered as a Golden Age in NBA competition, the multiple dichotomies of West/East, black/white, flash/grit keeping fans glued to their sets every time the Lakers and Celtics clashed. Here we find a fascinating relic from those glory days, worn by the number one pick in the 1979 draft near the end of his historic career. The shoes are consigned by a former Houston Rockets ballboy, the same gentleman who supplied our August "Platinum Night" event with Michael Jordan's 1989 All-Star Game sneakers. These size fourteen custom made "Converse" shoes were never available in retail format, the flashy design in Lakers colors made exclusively for the Hall of Fame hoopster, and seen on Johnson's 1991 Upper Deck trading card. We must report that, as is not uncommon for old sneakers, the rubber soles have suffered significant degradation, but display is possible (reference our catalog imagery) to greatly minimize the appearance. The right sneaker is autographed in 9/10 black sharpie at the heel. Sneakers exhibit solid wear and are accompanied by a letter of provenance from the consignor. Letter of provenance from Rockets ballboy. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA (autograph). Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication (autograph).

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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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